Morecambe captain: We deserve Lancashire Cup spot

Morecambe captain Mark Woodhead.
Morecambe captain Mark Woodhead.
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Morecambe captain Mark Woodhead hopes his side can maintain their Lancashire Cup spot when they host Kendal of the final day of the Northern League season on Saturday.

The Woodhill Lane side moved up to fourth after a losing draw at Fleetwood on Saturday and victory over the Lancashire Colts 24 hours later.

He said: “I hope for the team’s sake we can stay in fourth place this weekend as they deserve it for their efforts during the second half of the season.

“We’ve basically been a 12-man squad for this period and the team spirit has been excellent.”

The evergreen opening batsman was pleased with what he saw from his side at the weekend.

He said: “I am really happy with how we played all things considered.

“We came across a strong batting line up on Saturday, but a good last ten overs meant that the game didn’t get away from us.

“On Sunday I thought we bowled and fielded excellently.

“The strength of the Colts side was in their batting and to be able to keep them to 150 was a tremendous effort.”

Woodhead also congratulated rivals Lancaster after they confirmed their best league finish for nearly 25 years in third.

He said: “We do have an intense rivalry on the field with them, but to see the team doing so well after struggling in recent years is really heartening.

“Ben Simm and his young team deserve every credit.”